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Taylor strikes but Jaywardene's half century steers Sri Lanka to 330-5 at lunch on 2nd day

Taylor strikes but Jaywardene's half century steers Sri Lanka to 330-5 at lunch on 2nd day

Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene hit a patient 59 not out to steer his team to 330 for five at lunch Sunday on the second day of the first test against the West Indies.
Jayawardene hit six boundaries from 145 balls in 3 hours, 40 minutes at Providence Stadium. Prasanna Jayawardene reached 21 not out off 79 balls at the break for an unbroken stand of 53.
Fast bowler Jerome Taylor had Tillekeratne Dilshan trapped leg-before-wicket for 20 in the only wicket to fall as Sri Lanka added 61 runs in 30 overs in the session after resuming on 269 for four.
Taylor, the pick of the West Indian bowlers on day one, had figures of 4-73 from 27 overs.
The West Indies chose not to take the new ball, and Taylor's swing provided him with a wicket after 20 minutes.
Dilshan had edged a boundary before he played around an inswinger and was ruled out by umpire Simon Taufel to leave Sri Lanka on 277-5.
Taylor troubled Prasanna Jayawardene early and had a confident lbw shout turned down before the wicketkeeper had scored.
The 23-year-old Jamaican also came close to dismissing Sri Lanka's captain, but an edge fell just short of Chris Gayle at first slip.
Gayle had another half-chance when Mahela Jayawardene, on 38, slashed at left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn, but the snick flew past his right hand.


Updated : 2021-10-18 08:35 GMT+08:00